Director of Outdoor, Austin Junior Volleyball
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Caitlin Candelari
Ashley Ivy Swift attended Stanford University, where she participated in three National Collegiate Athletic Association volleyball nals, winning the Division I National Championship in 2001. After completing her master’s degree, she began her professional beach-volleyball career, making the USA Beach National Team in 2008. Three years later, she joined Austin Junior Volleyball to start a youth sand-volleyball program. AJV Sand ourished so quickly under Swift’s direction that the club built its own state-of-the-art sand-volleyball facility, allowing her to train athletes of all levels year-round. This year, she was selected as head coach of the USA Volleyball Junior Beach National Team, the highest caliber program in the USA Volleyball Junior Beach pipeline. She is happily married and has a 2-year-old son named Carson.